Museum & Parks Pass Program

The library offers passes for reduced or free admission to a number of Vermont attractions.

Who may reserve a pass:
  • Waterbury Public Library adult cardholders in good standing.
How can I reserve a pass?
  • Reservations may be made in person at the help desk or by calling the library at 802-244-7036. You can check out our online Pass Availability Calendar to see when the passes are available. However, you will still need to call the library to reserve the pass.
Pass Program Restrictions:
  • Waterbury Public Library patrons may not check out two passes to the same museum/institutions within any one-month period.
  • A patron may have one museum pass checked out to their card at a time.
  • All passes can be checked out for 3 days at a time.
  • Failure to return passes on time may result in a $5.00 per day late fee.
  • Borrowers who lose or fail to return passes will be charged for the full replacement cost of the pass.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, lake aquarium and science center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. This innovative science center and aquarium displays life in the Champlain Basin and inspires visitors to positively impact the world around them.

1 College St., Burlington, VT 05401


The ECHO pass provides $7.00 admission for up to 4 people.


Vermont State Parks Pass (Seasonal)

Day use only (no overnight camping).  Note that some State Parks are for overnight camping only, so the pass cannot be used at these parks.

Free admission for up to eight people in the same vehicle per visit.


Image result for shelburne farms logoShelburne Farms Pass (Seasonal)

Check in at the Welcome Center, then walk or take shuttle/wagon to the farm. The Children’s Farmyard is open mid-May through October, 10 am – 4 pm, mid-May – mid-October. The Walking Trails are open 10 am – 4 pm year-round, weather permitting (no pass required in winter). Tours are not included in the Library Pass benefit.

1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482


Free admission for 1 family (2 adults & their children under age 18 years) per visit.


Vermont State Historic Sites Pass (Seasonal)

The Vermont State Historic Sites Program encourages the discovery and appreciation of the state’s rich heritage through the stewardship and interpretation of historic sites that evoke an authentic sense of time and place.

Check out their web site for specific hours & exhibit listings at each of the ten sites.


Free admission for up to eight people in the same vehicle per visit.


Image result for vermont historical society logoVermont History Center & Vermont History Museum Pass

Entry to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier or the Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre. They are open 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, closed on State and Federal Holidays.

VT History Museum:
Pavilion Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

VT History Center:
60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641

Free admission for 1 family per visit.